Intention and attitude as predictors of compliance to the Air Force Weight Control Program using Fishbein's behavioral intentions model

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Title:
Intention and attitude as predictors of compliance to the Air Force Weight Control Program using Fishbein's behavioral intentions model
Author:
Slimon, Heather Marina, 1960-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Poor compliance with weight loss diets has consistently been a problem in the health care field. Prediction of compliance to diets for persons on the Air Force Weight Program could help the diet therapist with intervention planning with these people. Sixty-six active duty Air Force persons on the Weight Program were given a survey based on the Fishbein Model of Behavioral Intentions. The subjective norm, spouse, was beneficial in the prediction of behavior of following the diet prescription, R2 = 0.32, p = 0.003. The attitude towards their Air Force career was useful in the prediction of weight loss, R2 = 0.30, p = 0.002. The information received from this study may be valuable in directing consultation of active duty Air Force personnel on the Weight Program. Involving the spouse or significant other in the counseling, especially, stressing the importance of success, may increase the positive behavior of following the diet prescription. In addition, stressing the effects of the program on the member's career during initial counseling and upon follow up may also help increase adherence to the program.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Social.; Health Sciences, Nutrition.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehan, Edward T.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIntention and attitude as predictors of compliance to the Air Force Weight Control Program using Fishbein's behavioral intentions modelen_US
dc.creatorSlimon, Heather Marina, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSlimon, Heather Marina, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPoor compliance with weight loss diets has consistently been a problem in the health care field. Prediction of compliance to diets for persons on the Air Force Weight Program could help the diet therapist with intervention planning with these people. Sixty-six active duty Air Force persons on the Weight Program were given a survey based on the Fishbein Model of Behavioral Intentions. The subjective norm, spouse, was beneficial in the prediction of behavior of following the diet prescription, R2 = 0.32, p = 0.003. The attitude towards their Air Force career was useful in the prediction of weight loss, R2 = 0.30, p = 0.002. The information received from this study may be valuable in directing consultation of active duty Air Force personnel on the Weight Program. Involving the spouse or significant other in the counseling, especially, stressing the importance of success, may increase the positive behavior of following the diet prescription. In addition, stressing the effects of the program on the member's career during initial counseling and upon follow up may also help increase adherence to the program.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Social.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nutrition.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheehan, Edward T.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343607en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26807002en_US
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